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Doberman Pinscher

Also referred to as Doberman

Find some great facts about this breed. Learn about the average
height & weight, the typical colorings & temperaments, plus information
about their activity level, age expectancy, typical health concerns & more!

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Doberman Pinscher

All About the Doberman Pinscher

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Average Height & Weight

The Doberman Pinscher is considered a MEDIUM dog based on the average height and weight.


Males – Height: 26 to 28 inches.

Weight: 65 to 90 pounds.

Females – Height: 24 to 26 inches.

Weight: 65 to 90 pounds.

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Doberman Pinscher


Typical Coloring

Doberman Pinschers are commonly black, red, blue and fawn.





Doberman Pinschers have wonderfully even tempers. They make equally good companions and watchdogs, and they’re a highly intelligent breed. Loyal, fearless and ever-attentive, Doberman Pinschers are also obedient and endlessly energetic.




Activity Level

Doberman Pinschers require vigorous exercise every day. They enjoy brisk runs and long walks. If they do not receive an adequate amount of mental and physical stimulation regularly, they can act out and become destructive.


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Breed Characteristics



Age Expectancy

10 to 12 years

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Known Breed-Related Health Issues

The most common health concerns for Doberman Pinschers include cervical vertebral instability (also referred to as wobbler's syndrome) and cardiomyopathy. Von Willebrand Disease, demodicosis, osteosarcoma, narcolepsy, gastric torsion and canine hip dysplasia are less common but still occur within the breed, while albinism is seen occasionally.




Ideal Climates for this Breed

Doberman Pinschers have a medium tolerance for hot and cold climates.



Doberman Pinscher


Family Orientation
(good with kids, or other pets?)

Doberman Pinschers are extremely protective, and that extends to watching over the children of their families. They are wary of strangers and unfamiliar dogs, which can sometimes result in aggressiveness. They are generally friendly to other household pets.




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